Tanesha Melbourne-Blake's family visit scene of shooting in Tottenham

Tanesha Melbourne-Blake's family visit scene of shooting in Tottenham

Tanesha Melbourne-Blake was shot on Chalgrove Road (Credit: Social media)

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The family of Tanesha Melbourne-Blake have visited the scene where she was fatally shot, one week on from the tragedy.

Around 20 of the teenager's friends and family stood quietly in prayer on Chalgrove Road, Tottenham, paying tribute to the 17-year-old.

She was shot dead on the residential street on Easter Monday (April 2) and became the 48th murder victim in London this year.

As it rained, her friends added fresh flowers to the scores of bouquets already laid.

One friend, who did not want to be named, said she spoke to Tanesha on the day she died.

"She had been talking about her 18th birthday," the friend said. "We were talking about work and what she might do."

Before the family arrived, Sandra, a mother of a 16-year-old girl who lives nearby, said: "This is absolutely heartbreaking.

"A mother having her child taken away is just so painful. We need children to understand the word of God, 'Thou shalt not commit murder'.

The silence on the street was broken by the sound of Ironik's Stay With Me.

Meanwhile, about a dozen police officers spent more than two hours in the quiet road handing out leaflets in a bid to discover new information.

Police believe that shots were fired from a vehicle into a group of people, hitting Tanesha.

Officers are working to establish the type of car and how many people were in the vehicle and within the targeted group, and are keeping an open mind about the motive for the attack.

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